Have you ever wondered how the fine pieces of craftsmanship are made? It's not a top-secret family recipe so we can tell you how our holsters are made. You can try to do them yourselves but, well, save time and let us handle it. We can start off easily. You need fine cowhide leather, a pair of skilled hands, tools of the trade and a lot of patience. Plus combine this with a gun mold and you sort of have the concept of what is in the mix of a holster manufacuture. Each Holster is made, cut, molded and finished by the same craftsman, we have several craftsman working in our production and as a proud craftsmen there is always his mark/signature on the packing slip.
From Cowhide To Holster
Cutting The Leather
The correct cast is chosen and starts the production process, with the correct model cast the craftsmen chooses and adjusts the chopper blades, this blades go to a pressing machine that will cut all leatherparts for the holster, for specific models or custom made models the leather is hand cut.
Acquiring The Shape
The shape is accomplished by first soaking the holster in a softening solution and then with exact replica from the gun it is hand molded achieving like this a perfect fit for your Gun.
Drying & Painting
The holsters have to dry at least for 24 hours, leaving them hard and very stiff, the edges are again rectifyed and painted so that the layers of the leather stay invisible and with no defects.
Adjusting & Smoothing
The next step is to adjust, with a machine, the edges and round them so they can have a smooth touch and feel. It is now time to join all pieces together sewing and gluing, the body of the holster is now closed but shapeless.
Fnishing The Holster
The dry leather is now going to be impregnated with several layers of a solution leaving it smooth and soft again, it is time for the last layer, the protective layer is composed by a special varnish, and here the term special is used with a meaning of - "we spent years finding it out so you don't have to". This varnish adds the shine, protection, durability and the typical feel of real leather. The holster is now almost ready to be shipped missing just the quality check, after checking and if passed the holster is sent to expedition area and is shipped to the customer.
Well, we hope this How to make a gun holster article explaind that making a quality holster takes some time and sometimes your patience is necessary. We'll do our best to deliver your holster as soon as possible.
Your Custom Holster
It's weeks of crafting and the touch of the craftsman that make the quality you can feel in your hands. Choose a leather holster for your handgun now that you know how they are made. Please remember that youy need to break-in, clean and take care of your holster. It's the same reason why you clean your leather boots. The more you take care of them the more they protect your feet. Why not invest the same time into a holster that protects the tool protecting your life. Don't hesitate, your holster awaits.